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night 24-year-old suspected gunman james eagan holmes walked into a sold out movie screening of the new batman movie. he hurled a cannister of tear gas in and opened fire. there are 12 dead. 71 shot. holmes was arrested in a parking lot behind the theater shortly after the massacre. a law enforcement official confirms that holmes had red or orange hair when he was apprehended. and he told police that he was the villain the joker from batman. despite these details, countless questions remain. among them what caused this former ph.d. candidate to commit such a heinous act when there were signs he was unstable. and there are questions, too, about his apartment. police say he left it booby trapped with explosives. but why? we'll sort through all of this and even hear eyewitnesses who watched all of this unfold. joining me now is chris jansing. she's in aurora, colorado. chris, thanks for joining me this evening. >> thank you so much, reverend al. i want you to know we are just getting word from officials that the bodies of the people who were inside that movie theater, the people who were k
, this generic looking apartment unit, that's where james holmes lives. >> in a multidwelling building. >> yes. there's at least several families that live in this apartment complex. inside that unit, inside that unit there are numerous one liter bottles of liquid that's not identifiable yet. connected to those bottles are wires, trip wires. today the chief of police for the aurora police department used the term booby trapped. this apartment is loaded. it's dangerous. it's also -- you know, it's under the impression of investigators that there is evidence inside this apartment that is just loaded with all these explosive devices. so they have taken photographs of the apartment from the outside so they could have a good idea of how they're going to handle the explosives. and it's possible from what we're hearing that they may detonate what's inside that apartment. we're being told by police they may actually shut down this major arterial here in aurora when they do that. if and when they do that. >> so this seems to have been laid out in a sophisticated way, at least it appears that way at thi
appearance since the horrific tragedy that left 12 people dead and 58 others injured. james holmes had dyed orange/red hair and seemed dazed and glassy eyed. sometimes closing his eyes as the hearing proceeded. he didn't say anything in court and seemed disconnected. even when the judge talked about the victims. >> for protection order if you'd hand a copy. shall not possess or control a firearm or other weapon. shall not consume alcoholic beverages and controlled substances. and not to commit any new offenses. >> investigators are now looking at his computer and other items found in his apartment trying to piece together who he is and why he allegedly walked into a movie theater and started shooting innocent people. holmes reportedly began struggling at school this past semester doing poorly on exams. police say it was during this time he began buying a huge amount of ammunition online. around that time, some time in may, he began buying guns from local shops. in early june, he suddenly dropped out of the ph.d. program. and a few weeks later, he applied to join a gun club. leaving such a b
and talk to him. >> on july 2nd, holmes ordered a bulletproof vest, knife, and other gear online. police say it looks like holmes was planning this for months. adding to the shock for people in aurora, colorado. thousands attended a vigil for the victims on sunday. president obama met with their families last night and today he talked about the victims who served in the military during a speech to the veterans of foreign wars. >> these patrons were willing to serve in faraway lands yet they were taken from us here at home. yesterday they conveyed a message to their families on behalf of all americans. we honor your loved ones. we salute their service. and as you summon the strength to carry on, we stand with you as one united american family. >> joining me now is clint van zandt, a former fbi profiler now an nbc news analyst. and dave cullen, author of "columbine." it's the definitive book about the shootings at columbine high school in 1999. thanks to both of you for being here tonight. >> thanks for having me. >> clint, let me start with you. >> sure. >> what struck you about james hol
. major questions tonight in the tom cruise-katie holmes breakup. legal questions, questions that impact the little girl. two of the best lawyers in the country are here. you're watching "politicsnation" on msnbc. [ man ] ever year, sophia and i use the points we earn with our citi thankyou card for a relaxing vacation. ♪ sometimes, we go for a ride in the park. maybe do a little sightseeing. or, get some fresh air. but this summer, we used our thank youpoints to just hang out with a few friends in london. [ male announcer ] the citi thankyou visa card. redeem the points you've earned to travel with no restrictions. rewarding you, every step of the way. >>> republicans are desperately trying to come up with a new message an health care but mitt romney is having lots of trouble with it. we'll talk about that next. >>> in the days since the supreme court's ruling on health care, republicans have been trying to make lemonade out of lemons by dreaming up new talking points. the law's individual mandate is a tax. this is the message they're going to try and run with through november. there'
was something to note is the bill was discussed in a hearing back in may, yet delegate eleanor holmes morton, the district's lone non-voting member of congress, was not allowed to even speak about it. yet the bill is about her district. >> right. that's -- that's pretty remarkable. i think this isnq going to give democratsmainin a chance to rea return again to a theme that did them some good in terms of polls among women. that is of this idea that republicans were going to roll back women's rights, roll back women's access to health care. gain traction in the polls certainly showed they were leading among republicans. what's interesting here is that you do see something of a division between the sort of campaign romney wants to run, a focus on the to economy. and the sort of campaign that these congress folks want to run in congress, republicans who also are, of course, are up for re-election in november. so there is a lot of daylight in some ways in terms of at least what romney wants to talk about in and what republicans on the hill want to talk about. but i do think you are going to see d
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